• Culture

    November 20, 2014
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    November 13, 2014
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    November 6, 2014
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    September 25, 2014
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    August 28, 2014

    Why Do Asian Students Do Better than Mexicans?

    And why do Mexican men get jealous when Mexican women date hombres of other races?

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    The Whole World is Tweeting: Social Media and Social Justice

    In 1968 outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, all hell broke loose. Antiwar protesters had gathered outside the Hilton Hotel, but what was a peaceful demonstration turned violent when police arrested and even beat some of those being arrested, all while TV cameras were trained on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Other City of Houston Tweet-Along Opportunities

    The Houston Police Department has held a couple of "Tweet Alongs" where officers report on their activities on the beat, tagging them #HPDTweetAlong. The most recent was a rather uneventful night shift. It got us to thinking that there are plenty of opportunities for the city to better engage the wo ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 10, 2014
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    June 16, 2014

    The 10 Best Local Foodies to Follow on Instagram

    It's not yet officially in the dictionary along with selfie, crowdfunding and turducken, but food porn is definitely a real thing. I need only to pull up Instagram on my phone to start drooling over my friends' photos of fresh, local produce; croissants at Common Bond; and burgers galore. While ma ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 5, 2014
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    April 11, 2014

    Five Houston Fashion Instagram Accounts That Made Us Say, "WOW"

    Be honest as soon as you wake up you check it. You want to know how many followers you have and who liked your photos. Instagram has become more than just the place where you see pictures of your friends partying or your favorite celebrity bragging about their $1500 shoes. If you are looking for a ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    March 25, 2014

    Breaking News (Updated): Apocalyptic Fire Ravaging Montrose Apartment Complex (w/ Video)

    Check out our slideshow of the fire. Update 2:32 p.m.: We talked to eyewitness Kim Cortez who works in the Wortham Tower across from the fire. She says that in less than five minutes it went from being a small fire on the roof of the apartments to the full on blaze you see in the photos above and b ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 27, 2014
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    February 13, 2014
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    January 27, 2014

    5 Lessons Learned from Snowpocalypse 2014

    When I started putting this together, I had no idea Snowpocalypse 2014 Part Two was coming this week and might be worse than Part One. So, consider this advice you can use when the weather starts freaking out Tuesday. The problem is that we Houstonians don't really know what to do when ice is on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    PSA: Stop Sharing Photos of Receipts with Crazy Tips and Messages

    2013 will go down in history as the year of sharing restaurant receipts via social media. First it was the Applebee's employee who shared a a photo of a check left by a pastor who included no tip, for religious reasons.Then there was the pushback and subsequent Instagram account by Tips for Jesus, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Hey, Millennials: You're Partying All Wrong. Here's How.

    Millennials, you still do all the drugs and have all the sex, but I have to break it to you -- #realtalk -- you do not know how to party. And it's bringing me down. Heading over to what's supposed to be the "jam," hosted by 24-year-old "scenesters," I always hope that there won't be finger foods b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 11: DeAndre Hopkins' Weenie Roast

    In last week's BATTLE-DRINK post, I wrote the following: As we head into Week 10 with the Texans taking on the Arizona Cardinals, all of a sudden we have squares devoted to Gary Kubiak's health, the jumbled running back roster, a quarterback non-controversy-that-some-people-are-trying-to-make-a-con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Ed Reed Gone, The Epilogue: "It All Gets Back To Football"

    "It all gets back to football." -- Gary Kubiak on the Tuesday release of safety Ed Reed After convalescing for a week or so on the heels of a mini-stroke suffered at halftime of the home game against the Colts eleven days ago, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak returned to work on Wednesday to begin pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Tales of an Instagram Nothing: Surviving a fun. Concert With Teenage Girls

    If one were to ever ask me what was the joy of being a personal driver for others, it's dealing with people. Particularly teenagers. You see, teenagers are pretty much the greatest middle ground you have in pop culture. Either they like something or they don't, and their observations on life are abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Food Porn: 12 Houston Instagram Accounts To Follow

    Food Porn Alert! If you've been trying to completely ruin your diet or you just like to spend your time trolling and salivating over pictures of food, have we got the list for you! We've rounded up some of the most drool-worthy Instagram accounts in Houston for your following pleasure. Commence #f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    The Electronic Traveler: Apps I'll Be Using on My Upcoming Road Trip

    I love a good road trip and over the next 10 days, I'll be driving across the country for a family vacation. While I'm on the drive, I plan to use my iPhone extensively to help me along my way. I've done this in the past and it has made traveling a lot easier. But, I'm not convinced what I have are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    No Cars Go: There's A Hole In I-10 East Westbound At I-45 North

    If your Friday evening plans include heading west toward I-45 north on I-10 you'll want to seriously rethink them. An early afternoon traffic accident involving a big rig resulted in a large hole in the middle of the freeway, according to There's no word yet on how long it will be befor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Fun Fun Fun, Something Wicked Crowd Texas' Fall Music-Fest Calendar

    Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fun Fest, the most porous and some say the most, well, fun alternative-music festival, capped off a series of headliner leaks by announcing its full 2013 lineup Tuesday morning. Sort of. Through a series of videos and Instagram posts, Fun Fun Fun had previously leaked so many 2 ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Virtual Reality

    Ten things we learned about the Internet From the Wendy Davis Filibuster.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Tasty Tacos for Happy Hour at Pistolero's

    There's something about Pistolero's, the new taco and tequila bar that took over the Nabi space on Westheimer, that oozes cool. I'm talking the bad boy, Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men," kind of cool that spoke to me immediately when I stepped through the doors. "You can hang out here for hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Revolutions Will Not Be Televised: Ten Things We Learned About the Internet During the Wendy Davis Filibuster

    At one point during Senator Wendy Davis's marathon filibuster yesterday, the hashtag #StandWithWendy started to go viral. By the end of the night, it was trending worldwide along with a number of other related words, phrases and hashtags. Just before midnight, more than 180,000 people were viewing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Instagram Adds Video, But Is It a Vine Killer?

    Facebook has long sought to integrate multimedia options into its platform. It has so far been unsuccessful when it comes to music, but it looks like the company may have a winner on its hands with Instagram's new video record feature. Instagram, the popular tool for sharing and hipster-izing photos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Foodstagramming Is Apparently a Problem

    We are all guilty of whipping out our phones to snap a photo of our food at dinner, then making it look artsy and hipster before uploading it to Instagram for all our friends to see, secretly hoping they will be jealous of the delicious meal we are about to consume. While many restaurants are banni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    FBI Flips Script, Asks People for Photos, Videos from Boston Attacks

    Over the years since 9/11, photographers have not enjoyed the best relationship with law enforcement officials. While there has never been any legitimate evidence suggesting terrorists used photos of buildings or targets to assist them with their plots, law enforcement casts a wary eye towards anyon ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Snackshot: Your 2013 Menu Of Menus Extravaganza Pics on Instagram

    It was a true extravaganza Tuesday night at Silver Street Station for the 2013 Menu of Menus grand tasting event. For the food fans who came out, it was a night of tasty food, fierce culinary competition, good music and new friends. Many of those fans decided to share their night online via Instag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    An Emotionally Exhausting "Executive Lunch" at The Grove

    Whether you are a typical office worker with a strict 60-minute lunch break or a lady who lunches, executive lunches are an excellent mid-day meal option. Simply put, they're quick and easy and usually designed to give you a decent amount of bang for your buck. In this series, we explore executive l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    10 Signs Your Band Won't Make It at SXSW

    Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance that they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Texans-Bengals: The 10 Best Rapper PLAYOFF Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people that like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them who use it are rappers. Same as we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Instagram to Users: Starting January 16, We Can Sell Your Photos

    In what has got to be one of the dumbest moves by a social media outlet to date, massive photo sharing service Instagram has updated its property policy so that beginning January 16, 2013, it will be able to use user photos in ads and with other products, essentially turning Instagram into the world ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 14, 2012

    Ruh Roh! Ten of the Weirdest Gifts for Your Pet This Christmas

    Black Friday is nearly upon us, people, and while all those other fools will be out buying flat screen TVs, computers and trampling each other for a $5 DVD player, we pet lovers will be searching for the best possible gifts for our furry little friends. For now, we'll stick with fur because I'm not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Morning After: An Open Letter to People I Un-Followed During the Election

    It's been a particularly rough election season if you spend any time at all on social media. Worse than Farmville, worse than exercise tweets and worse than food photos, the presidential election seems to have brought out the most annoying in many, especially relatives you rarely talk to and "friend ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Projection: Social Media Wins Big in 2012

    Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up.You disgust me.— Victoria Jackson (@vicjackshow) November 7, 2012 Amidst the pundits and the graphics and the touch screen monitors and the iPads strapped to the arms of The Daily Show's John Oliver, probably the most watched network on election ni ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    App of the Week: Camera Awesome, the Most...Um...Awesome Photo App Ever

    App: Camera Awesome Platform: iPhone, iPad Website: Cost: Free I've reviewed a number of camera/photography apps in this space. It comes with being a photographer who appreciates technology. I wanted a digital SLR camera as soon as one hit the market and I enjoy shooting photos with m ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Infuriating and Horrifying 9/11 Tweets from American Teens (UPDATED)

    Everyone in the United States remembers where they were on September 11, 2001. Those of us who were of age to understand the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. sat horrified in front of radios and television screens, wondering what would happen next. Was this a part of a bigger effort? Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    10 Lobster Dishes to Try in Houston: No. 1, Poached Lobster De/ReConstructed at BRC Gastropub

    One of the many things that intrigues me about the Victorian era was how the general overabundance of shellfish meant foods like lobster were more fare for the hoi polloi than the aristocratic minority. This year, a bumper crop in the Northeast has once again made lobster cheaper for the masses. And ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    App of the Week: My Top Ten Most Used Apps

    Almost five years ago, I was talking to a friend who had an iPhone. I swore up and down that after a failed Blackberry experience in the mid-`90s, I had zero interest in another so-called smart phone. My friend said it would change my life if I got one. I was already a Mac user, so I figured if I we ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    App of the Week: Apps That Helped on My Vacation...and a Few That Didn't

    A few weeks back, I took a two-week vacation that saw me visit three states and travel by plane, car, shuttle and even by boat for a few minutes. It was all within the U.S., but I found my need for technology surprising. Because I work for myself, I did bring a computer for occasionally catching up ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Five Ways the Cell Phone Camera Has Changed the Way We Live

    When I was a kid, I used to follow my dad around with a Kodak Instamatic he got me from a drugstore. He was the pro in the family, shooting photos for magazines and for himself. Like most shutterbugs, he had an ample collection of lenses and camera bodies. When I turned 12, he bought me my first rea ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

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    June 14, 2012

    First (Date) Impression: What Your Restaurant Order Says About You

    People can tell a lot about you in just one date. Especially if it's a dinner date. How much do you care about your appearance? Are you capable of maintaining eye contact? Do you only like to talk about yourself? Do you smell? But it's not just first appearances, dinner conversation and the percen ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    App of the Week: Instagram

    App: Instagram Platform: iPhone Website: Cost: Free I began teaching a class on beginner photography last week for people with nice digital 35mm cameras who need help learning how to use them. When the idea was first presented to me, I suggested that approach rather than opening ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    App of the Week: Cat Paint

    What wedding isn't better with cats?​App: Cat Paint Platforms: iPhone Web site: Cost: Free Photo sharing has rapidly become one of the hottest trends in cellular phone technology. Most smart phones have fairly sophisticated cameras in them and, with an added software app lik ... More >>

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